Hydrology affects carbon storage potential of prairie potholes
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 24, page 220, 11 June 2013
How to Cite
2013), Hydrology affects carbon storage potential of prairie potholes, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(24), 220.(
- Issue published online: 11 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 11 JUN 2013
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- prairie pothole;
- greenhouse gas;
- climate change
Prairie potholes, the small, dynamic, unconnected ponds that dot central Canada as well as parts of the north central United States, can store significant amounts of soil nutrients that can be transformed to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Scientists would like to better understand how these regions could contribute to climate warming, but there are challenges, given the large heterogeneity in greenhouse gas emissions over the prairie pothole landscape.